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Parkinson's Disease: Frederick C. Binter Center’s Herschorn Symposium

Frederick C. Binter Center’s Herschorn Symposium

Parkinson's Disease: Working with Clients and Caregivers

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Join NASW VT and the Frederick C. Binter Center for their Herschorn Symposium

This program has been approved for 4 Continuing Education hours (1.5 of which are in ethics) for relicensure by NASW VT. NASW VT CE #1130

NASW Vermont Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0683.

Our time together will be in four parts to holistically address the clinical, ethical, and practical implications of living with Parkinson's Disease:

Parkinson's Disease 101 and Clinical Considerations for Social Work

Presenter: Dr. Suzanne Kennedy

Identifying Community Resources That Support Parkinson's Disease and Being An Active member of the Healthcare Team

Presenters: Lori McKenna, MSW, LICSW & Lucas Kovacevich, MSW

Caregiver Panel: Family Caregiving Experiences w/ Parkinson's Disease

Facilitators: Lori McKenna, Lucas Kovacevich, Suzanne Kennedy & Jim Boyd

Ethical Issues/ Considerations With End of Life Care Planning (Act 39)

Presenter: Betsy J. Walkerman, Esq

 

About the presenters:

James Boyd, MD: Dr. Boyd is the Robert W. Hamill, MD Green & Gold Professor of Neurological Sciences at the UVM Larner College of Medicine. He is the Director of the Frederick C. Binter Center for Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders at the University of Vermont Medical Center. He is an attending physician at the University of Vermont Medical Center, certified in Neurology and the Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology. His academic interests include neuroprotective therapies in Parkinson’s disease, behavioral changes in movement disorders, and nicotine in Parkinson’s disease. His expertise is in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, deep brain stimulation, and botulinum toxin injections.

Suzanne Kennedy, MD: Dr. Kennedy received all her medical training in Newfoundland, Canada. She has been a Psychiatry attending physician at UVM Medical Center since 2001. She worked on the inpatient psychiatric unit and as a consultation psychiatrist within the medical/surgical services before joining the neurology outpatient department in 2015. She is board certified in consultation-liaison psychiatry. She assesses patients with various neurological diagnoses and advises the primary neurologist and PCP on treatment recommendations.

Lori McKenna, MSW, LICSW: Lori P. McKenna is a mental health clinician/geriatric clinical social worker at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Neurology in Burlington Vermont. She is the Assistant Manager, Elder Care Services at the Dementia Family Caregiver Center, the VT CARERS Program Coordinator, and the Support Group Coordinator at the Frederick C. Binter Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. She serves on advisory boards for the UVMMC Center on Aging and the UVMMC HDSA Center of Excellence. In 2019, her team was awarded the ‘Better Together” award from UVMMC, a distinction honoring inter-professional work and program development. She has served as co-investigator with the Frymoyer’s Scholars Program grant “Disseminating a Plan for Improved Primary Care of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Family Caregivers for the State of Vermont, Jan. 2018-May 2020.

Lucas Kovacevich, MSW: Lucas Kovacevich is a former social work intern for the Frederick C. Binter Center for Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders and the Center on Aging, both at the University of Vermont Medical Center. He received his MSW from the University of Vermont.

Betsy J. Walkerman, Esq., President, Patient Choices Vermont (PCV)Betsy Walkerman is President of Patient Choices Vermont (PCV), an educational non-profit organization that provides Vermont’s most comprehensive resources on end-of-life choice and medical aid in dying. Ms. Walkerman has worked in the field of end-of-life choice for more than twenty years, bringing to PCV the leadership needed to build broad networks of professionals and community members who are knowledgeable about medical aid in dying. Ms. Walkerman is a lawyer by training, having received her J.D. magna cum laude from Boston College in 1979. Through her consulting firm, Headwaters Strategy, LLC, she has served as chief finance and strategy advisor for more than twenty emerging companies, including companies pursuing innovations in healthcare technology. Her volunteer work includes leadership roles on land trust projects, the performing arts and serving on the board of the Lake Champlain Sailing Center. Ms. Walkerman’s commitment to end-of-life choice derives from the deep gratitude expressed by hundreds of patients and family members over the years.

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